KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government’s move to close parody accounts on social media purportedly for maintaining social harmony has drawn flak as not only posing a threat to freedom of expression but also violating the established practice with such platforms elsewhere in the world.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The sole equity market witnessed a lackluster trading week as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index closed between the tight range of 1,190 to 1,195 points in all five trading sessions. The index that started the week at 1,191.20 points gained over 3 points on the first trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Stocks turned flat in another choppy session on Monday as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index continued to show a lack of direction. Consequently, the market has confined between a narrow range of 1,190 to 1,200 points for a sixth straight session. The index which had climbed 4 points mid-day pared all its gains to close flat at 1,194.28points, losing 0.44 points.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Stocks turned flat in another choppy session on Monday as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index continued to show a lack of direction. Consequently, the market has confined between a narrow range of 1,190 to 1,200 points for a sixth straight session. The index which had climbed 4 points mid-day pared all its gains to close flat at 1,194.28points, losing 0.44 points.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Stocks got off to a strong start in the morning session on Wednesday, managing to move 15 points higher as the session progressed. However, the benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index cut gains in the final trading hour to close flat. The index dropped 0.29 points to end at 1,205.64 points, recording a turnover of Rs 479 million.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 23:  Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a giant step towards the World Cup last 16.

KATHMANDU, June 11: As dissatisfaction mounts within the party over the working style of its top leadership, dissident leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have begun regrouping to challenge party President Sher Bahadur Deuba.

JUMLA, Jun 9: District administration has said that it would not let anybody including consumers committees and defaulting contractors go scot-free.

New directive formulated by the Ministry of Home Affairs mandates central and district level cross-agency committees to keep a close watch on foreign nationals and take them under control if they are found involved in suspicious or illegal activities

Shares close lower amid CGT woes

June 5, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, June 5: Nepali stocks ended broadly lower on Monday as talks between representatives from investor associations and government regarding the recent changes in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) ended inconclusively.

BHAKTAPUR, June 3: Family and relatives of Deepak Khyaju of Nikosera of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-9 in Bhaktapur who was killed Saturday after a bus hit his motorcycle have disrupted the Araniko Highway at Radhe Radhe today, demanding action ( under murder case) against the bus driver and proper compensation to the victim.

Keep a close tab

May 28, 2018 00:30 am

Communist unification has created unease among those affected by Maoist violence

The people of Ireland will vote on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The government has decided to scrap the contact offices in Kathmandu Valley of eight universities. The government has directed the universities to close their liaison offices in the Valley by July 16.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The unification talks between the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) seem to be gaining momentum as Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Oli has reportedly shown flexibility toward the demands of Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is planning to conduct the maiden flight of its giant carrier aircraft within the next few months.

KATHMANDU, April 26: While leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) are coming down heavily on the party leadership for the defeat in the recent parliamentary, provincial and local polls, those close to the party president, Sher Bahadur Deuba, have defended the leadership.

LONDON, April 6: Heavyweights Arsenal, Atletico Madrid and Lazio took big steps towards reaching the Europa League semi-finals after convincing home first-leg victories and RB Leipzig also stayed on course with a 1-0 win over Olympique de Marseille on Thursday.

SAUDI ARABIA, April 1: The Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia has revealed that it is planning to close or merge almost 10,000 schools by the start of the next academic year, Thenewkhalij.org reported on Friday.

LONDON, April 1: Manchester City need just one more win to secure the Premier League title after a blistering first-half display secured a 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday.

NEW DELHI, Mar 5: Pakistan’s prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi begins a rare two-day visit to Nepal on Monday—one that India, Nepal’s giant southern neighbour—is keeping a close eye on.

Govt close to two-thirds majority

February 28, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Oli government is inching closer to bringing the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) into the ruling coalition, through a commitment to openness for a constitutional amendment in consensus.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: CPN (Maoist Center), the junior partner in the ruling alliance, is likely to get seven ministerial portfolios including home affairs in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s left coalition government.

BARCELONA, Feb 5: Atletico Madrid closed the gap on Barcelona to nine points at the top of La Liga, beating Valencia 1-0 on Sunday after the leaders had dropped points at local rivals Espanyol.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The High High-Level Education Commission has proposed to gradually shut down the schools run by diplomatic missions and by taking foreign affiliations adding that there lacks a clear policy to regulate such academic institutions.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Revenue collection improved significantly in the last two weeks of the sixth month of Fiscal Year 2017/18 that ended on Sunday, government officials say.

LONDON, Dec 31: Mohamed Salah took his goal tally to 23 in all competitions with a second-half double to help Liverpool come from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Catalans go to the polls following the independence referendum and the imposition of direct rule by Madrid. The vote is being held with separatist candidates either in exile or in jail and polls suggesting a tight result.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Many residents of Kathmandu constituency-8 wake up with either their doorbells or their phones ringing early at the break of the day as the candidates for the upcoming elections visit them early in the morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: CDS and Clearing Ltd has given a 35-day to stock investors to close their multiple demat accounts. Issuing a statement on Thursday, CDSCL -- the company that provides centralized depository, clearing and settlement services, has asked the investors to close their multiple demat accounts within 35 days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: People were in awe when Karan KC delivered one of the most brilliant displays of fast bowling in recent memory against Hong Kong last month. His immaculate line and length went on to remove the most successful batsman of ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) and Middlesex alumni Anshuman Rath. Karan is also the member of the inaugural winning team of Everest Premier League (EPL) Panchakanya Tez.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30 :CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are close to finalizing their FPTP (first-past-the-post) candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

So close to Big Brother

September 25, 2017 00:30 am

Is this government minister our very own minister or some anonymous, self-appointed spokesperson for the Ministry of Micromanagement?

JERUSALEM, August 7: Al-Jazeera on Monday denounced Israel’s decision to close the Jerusalem bureau of Qatar’s flagship satellite network, saying the measure was “undemocratic” and that it will take legal action.

NEPALGUNJ, July 18: All the health facilities based in Banke district have closed their services except emergency for an indefinite period from today at the call of Nepal Medical Association, Bheri Zonal Committee.

DUBAI/DOHA, June 24: Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

KATHMANDU, June 19: In view of the June 28 local elections, the Election Commission has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to grant a four-day holiday to schools of provinces 1, 5 and 7. The Ministry of Education is also asked to abide by the decision.

Iran took a significant step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over China on Tuesday that pushed Marcello Lippi's team closer to the brink of elimination.

UNITED NATIONS, March 25: The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday he expects operations in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars.

Juventus edged closer to the Champions League quarter-finals after second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves earned them a 2-0 away win at 10-man Porto in a one-sided last 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid beat hosts Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in a topsy-turvy encounter on Tuesday to take a firm handle on their Champions League round-of-16 tie ahead of the return leg in Spain next month.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Feb 5: Ahead of assembly elections in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh of India, the Nepal-India border in the adjoining area is to be closed for 48 hours.

DHANGADHI (Kailali), Jan 22: Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand on Saturday said Nepalis living in the bordering area in south and north have defended the border area.

ELLENTON, Fla, Jan 14:  After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard says he will be "in close contact" with his old club Chelsea as he decides on his next career move.

A strong fourth innings fightback that had nearly clinched a remarkable record run chase in the first test loss to Australia in Brisbane had given Pakistan the confidence they needed for the rest of the series, captain Misbah-ul-haq has said.

Samakhusi, Shankhamul close to final

December 21, 2016 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Samakhusi Futsal and Shankhamul Futsal have inched close to the final of the ongoing Red Bull National Futsal League registering wins in the first leg of the semifinal matches on Tuesday. Samakhusi overcame Kick Off Futsal 4-2 while Sankhamul registered comprehensive 9-1 win over Tahachal Futsal during matches played in the capital.

MUMBAI, Dec 11: India captain Virat Kohli struck a sublime double century before his bowlers picked up six England wickets to put the hosts on course for a series-clinching victory in the fourth and penultimate test at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Actress Angelina Jolie is looking for a house here as she wants her six children to remain close to their father Brad Pitt.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The main three political parties have reached closer to agreement on amending some provisions of the constitution.